Daily Devotion Bible Quiz Trivia Questions

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Questions 1601 to 1700

medium Question # 1601: Who had a dream that the sun, the moon, and eleven stars bowed down to him?
Answer 1: Joseph.
Answer 2: Daniel.
Answer 3: Ezekiel.
Answer 4: Moses.

Explanation and information: "Then he [Joseph] dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?” Genesis 37:0-11

easy Question # 1602: Christ said that if you ask anything of the Father, in His name, what will happen?
Answer 1: He will give it to you.
Answer 2: You will be blessed in ways that you do not expect.
Answer 3: The angels will come to you.
Answer 4: You will need to be careful what you request.

Explanation and information: "Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete." John 16:23-24 This quote must be read in the context of the entire New Testament. Do not expect that asking God for a billion dollars and using the word "Christ" is going to make you win the state lottery!

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1603: Which of his brothers did not want to murder Joseph?
Answer 1: Reuben.
Answer 2: Benjamin.
Answer 3: Dan.
Answer 4: Judah.

Explanation and information: "But when Reuben heard it, he rescued Joseph out of their hands, saying, 'Let us not take his life.'" Genesis 37:12-24

medium Question # 1604: Who conspired to murder Joseph?
Answer 1: His brothers.
Answer 2: The Philistines.
Answer 3: Reuben and Dan.
Answer 4: His sister and her husband.

Explanation and information: "So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan. They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him." Genesis 37:12-24

hard Question # 1605: What did the brothers of Joseph receive for selling him into slavery?
Answer 1: Twenty shekels.
Answer 2: Thirty pieces of silver.
Answer 3: Four goats.
Answer 4: Two drams of myrrh and ten silver pieces.

Explanation and information: "And his brothers listened to him. Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt." Genesis 37:28-30

hard Question # 1606: To whom did his brother sell Joseph?
Answer 1: Midianites.
Answer 2: Ismaelites.
Answer 3: Egyptians.
Answer 4: Philistines.

Explanation and information: Although Joseph was soon resold to the Egyptians, it was Midianite traders who bought Joseph from his brothers.

medium Question # 1607: What did the sons of Jacob tell him had happened to their brother, Joseph?
Answer 1: He had been eaten by a wild animal.
Answer 2: He had been taken by Egyptian soldiers.
Answer 3: He had fallen down a pit.
Answer 4: He had run away.

Explanation and information: They showed Jacob the coat of many colors, which they had covered with the blood of a goat. Genesis 37

medium Question # 1608: Who was Potiphar?
Answer 1: The captain of the guard in Egypt, who bought Joseph.
Answer 2: A Philistine king who allowed Abraham to live among his people.
Answer 3: A high priest who ruled during the time of Jesus.
Answer 4: The general of the Babylonian army which sacked Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: "Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there." Genesis 39:1

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1609: How did Joseph initially rise back to power after his brothers sold him into slavery?
Answer 1: He became the household steward of a powerful Egyptian.
Answer 2: He became a soldier and rose to be a captain.
Answer 3: The daughter of the Pharoah fell in love with him.
Answer 4: He was so successful as the servant of a merchant that he became rich.

Explanation and information: "The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. His master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to succeed in his hands. So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had." Genesis 39:1-6

medium Question # 1610: Who did Paul consider more righteous, Jews or Gentiles?
Answer 1: Neither, he considered them both filled with sin.
Answer 2: Jews, because they had been instructed in the law.
Answer 3: Gentiles, because they had not offended God, but were merely ignorant.
Answer 4: Neither, for all people were created with God and had souls ready to be filled iwth goodness.

Explanation and information: "What shall we conclude then? Are we any better? Not at all! We have already established that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. As it is written: 'There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.'" Romans 3:9-11

medium Question # 1611: Who tried to get Joseph to sleep with her?
Answer 1: The wife of Potiphar.
Answer 2: The sister of Pharoah.
Answer 3: The daughter of Midian.
Answer 4: Hanna, a handmaid to the wife of Jacob.

Explanation and information: "Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance. And after a time his master's [Potiphar's] wife cast her eyes on Joseph and said, 'Lie with me.' " Genesis 39:6

medium Question # 1612: What did the wife of Potiphar accuse Joseph of doing?
Answer 1: Attempting to sleep with her.
Answer 2: Raping her.
Answer 3: Stealing food from the grain house.
Answer 4: Seducing one of her maids.

Explanation and information: She had actually tried to seduce Joseph, but accused him out of spite when he refused. Genesis 39:11-18

medium Question # 1613: When Joseph was put into prison, how was he treated?
Answer 1: He was put in charge of all the other prisoners.
Answer 2: He was chained to the wall for forty days.
Answer 3: He was whipped and thrown into a pit without water.
Answer 4: He was allowed to come and go, because the wife of Potiphar looked after him.

Explanation and information: "But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.And the keeper of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners who were in the prison." Genesis 39:21 - 22

medium Question # 1614: Which of the seven deadly sins is said to be the only one that is no fun at all.
Answer 1: Envy.
Answer 2: Anger.
Answer 3: Pride.
Answer 4: Lust.

Explanation and information: None of them are fun in the long run, but envy does not feel good even when we are doing it. (The wag who pointed this out is Joseph Epstein.)

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1615: Which book contains this description: Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God .
Answer 1: Revelation.
Answer 2: Psalms.
Answer 3: Genesis.
Answer 4: Ezekiel.

Explanation and information: "Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there any more." Revelation 22:1-3

hard Question # 1616: Revelation describes the Tree of Life as bearing what kind of fruit?
Answer 1: Twelve different fruits, one for each month.
Answer 2: Apples.
Answer 3: Shining fruit that heal the nations.
Answer 4: Golden pears that drip with the sweet water of life.

Explanation and information: " On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations." Revelation 22:1-5

medium Question # 1617: Which of the following did Jospeh interpret a dream for?
Answer 1: A cupbearer.
Answer 2: A captain of the guard.
Answer 3: A shepherd.
Answer 4: A butcher.

Explanation and information: "So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph and said to him, “In my dream there was a vine before me, and on the vine there were three branches. " Genesis 40:5-11

hard Question # 1618: When in prison in Egypt, Joseph interpreted a dream of a vine with three branches to refer to what?
Answer 1: Three days.
Answer 2: Three kings.
Answer 3: Three sons.
Answer 4: Three years.

Explanation and information: "Then Joseph said to him, 'This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days. In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office,' " Genesis 40:10-15 This was the first dream Joseph interpreted, the dream of Potiphar's chief cupbearer or butler, who had been thrown into prison with him.

easy Question # 1619: What book of the Bible contains the story of Joseph (and his coat of many colors)?
Answer 1: Genesis
Answer 2: Exodus.
Answer 3: Judges.
Answer 4: Revelation.

Explanation and information: The story of Joseph is very old and happened before the Hebrews were enslaved in Egypt. Everything in the Bible before Moses is in Genesis.

medium Question # 1620: In the story of Joseph, what happened to the chief cupbearer and chief baker of Egypt?
Answer 1: The cupbearer was elevated but the baker was hanged.
Answer 2: The baker was elevated but the cupbearer was hanged.
Answer 3: They were put to death.
Answer 4: They were given gold and restored to the household of the Pharaoh.

Explanation and information: "On the third day, which was Pharaoh's birthday, he made a feast for all his servants and lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants. He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh's hand. But he hanged the chief baker, as Joseph had interpreted to them. " Genesis 40:21-23

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1621: Why did the Pharoah of Egypt call Joseph before him?
Answer 1: He had disturbing dreams and wanted Joseph to interpret them for him.
Answer 2: Joseph had been causing trouble with the Hebrew slaves.
Answer 3: He wanted to set up a trade route between Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Answer 4: He heard Joseph had a really cool coat and wanted to see it.

Explanation and information: Joseph's coat of many colors was long since destroyed by the time the Pharaoh summoned him. "Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, 'I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.'" Genesis 41:20-24

medium Question # 1622: When the Pharaoh of Egypt summoned Joseph, what had he been dreaming about that disturbed him?
Answer 1: Cattle and ears of corn.
Answer 2: Cattle and crows.
Answer 3: Goats and crows.
Answer 4: Ears of corn and crows.

Explanation and information: Pharaoh had had two dreams, one involving seven fat cattle and seven lean cattle, and one involving seven plump ears of corn and seven dried-up ears of corn. Genesis 41

easy Question # 1623: What disaster did Joseph predict for Egypt?
Answer 1: Famine.
Answer 2: Flood.
Answer 3: Conquest.
Answer 4: Plague.

Explanation and information: "There will come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt, but after them there will arise seven years of famine, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt." Genesis 41:28-30.

medium Question # 1624: Why were there *seven* cattle in the dream of the Pharaoh, which Joseph interpreted.
Answer 1: Because the good and bad times were to last seven years.
Answer 2: Because the number 7 was sacred to the Egyptians.
Answer 3: Because there were seven people in the royal family of Egypt.
Answer 4: Because seven heroes were to lead the Egyptian army.

Explanation and information: "The seven good cows are seven years . . . ." Genesis 41:26

hard Question # 1625: How much food did Joseph instruct the Pharaoh to lay up from the harvest each year?
Answer 1: One fifth.
Answer 2: Four bushels per person.
Answer 3: Thirty storehouses.
Answer 4: One quarter of grain and one tenth of dried meat.

Explanation and information: "Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land and take one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven plentiful years." Genesis 41:30-36

medium Question # 1626: Who said: Where I am going, you cannot come?
Answer 1: Jesus.
Answer 2: Eve.
Answer 3: Paul.
Answer 4: Naomi.

Explanation and information: "Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, 'Where I am going, you cannot come.'" John 13:33

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1627: What was the name of the Egyptian woman whom Joseph married?
Answer 1: Asianth.
Answer 2: Potipherah.
Answer 3: Bilhah.
Answer 4: Hagar.

Explanation and information: Potipherah was actually the father of Asinath and was a "priest of On". Bilhah was one of Jacob's later wives, and Hagar, the mother of Ishmael by Abraham.

easy Question # 1628: Who became the vizier, or second-in-command, to the Pharoah of Egypt and married an Egyptian woman?
Answer 1: Joseph.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Abraham.
Answer 4: David ben Gurion.

Explanation and information: Joseph was promoted to rule over Egypt, second only to Pharaoh, because of his interpretation of Pharaoh's dreams.

easy Question # 1629: What Old Testament figure saved Egypt from a famine?
Answer 1: Joseph.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Aaron.
Answer 4: Goliath.

Explanation and information: Joseph had the Pharaoh save up grain for seven "fat" years when the crops were good, so that they had food stored when the famine came. Genesis 40-41

hard Question # 1630: Which of the following was a child of Joseph?
Answer 1: Ephraim.
Answer 2: Memnet.
Answer 3: Potiphera.
Answer 4: Reuben.

Explanation and information: Joseph had two children by his Egyptian wife: Ephraim and Manasseh. Genesis 41:49-52 (Memnet was a character in the Charlton Heston movie, The Ten Commandments, immortalized by the famous line, "Your tongue will dig your grave, Memnet".)

hard Question # 1631: How many sons of Jacob went to Egypt to buy grain, when famine struck?
Answer 1: Ten.
Answer 2: Three.
Answer 3: Two.
Answer 4: Seven.

Explanation and information: All of the brothers went except for the youngest, Benjamin -- and they had quite a surprise coming when they found out who was in charge of selling the grain in Egypt! (Genesis 42)

medium Question # 1632: When Jacob sent his sons to buy grain in Egypt, during a great famine, what powerful person was in charge of selling the grain?
Answer 1: Their brother Joseph.
Answer 2: Their cousin Benjamin.
Answer 3: Pharaoh Amonhoptep.
Answer 4: Queen Nefertiti.

Explanation and information: They did not recognize their brother, whom they had sold into slavery over a decade earlier -- but he recognized them!

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1633: How many stone jars of water did Jesus turn into wine, at the wedding at Cana?
Answer 1: Six.
Answer 2: Four.
Answer 3: Two.
Answer 4: Eight.

Explanation and information: Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim. John 2: 1-11

medium Question # 1634: Where was the wedding at which Jesus turned water into wine?
Answer 1: Cana.
Answer 2: Beersheba.
Answer 3: Nazareth.
Answer 4: Tabor,

Explanation and information: On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." John 2:1-11

medium Question # 1635: When the brothers of Joseph came to Egypt to buy grain, which of the following did he NOT do to them?
Answer 1: Made them pay double the going rate for the grain.
Answer 2: Put them in jail.
Answer 3: Made them send for their youngest brother, Benjamin.
Answer 4: Accused them of being spies.

Explanation and information: Joseph recognized his brothers, but they did not recognize them. So he played with them, accusing them of being spies, putting them in custody for three days, and requiring them to send for their youngest brother to come, also.

easy Question # 1636: After the brothers of Joseph sold him into slavery, how did they come to meet him again.
Answer 1: They went to Egypt to buy grain during a famine.
Answer 2: They were guests in the camp of a rich Philistine, where Joseph was a servant.
Answer 3: He was a captain in an Army that invaded their land.
Answer 4: Joseph became a rich merchant and came to their lands to trade.

Explanation and information: Joseph became one of the most powerful officials in Egypt. When famine came, he had gotten the Pharaoh to store up grain during the seven good years, and Joseph's brothers were forced to go to Egypt to buy grain.

medium Question # 1637: Why did Joseph not take revenge on his brothers.
Answer 1: Because he feared God.
Answer 2: Because it would have hurt his father, Jacob.
Answer 3: Because he still loved them.
Answer 4: Because they were the seed of Israel.

Explanation and information: "On the third day Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God." Genesis 42:18

hard Question # 1638: Name the book: Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
Answer 1: 1 John.
Answer 2: John.
Answer 3: Romans.
Answer 4: Galatians.

Explanation and information: 1 John 4:11-12

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1639: Where did Peter preach the first sermon specifically for Gentiles?
Answer 1: Caesaria.
Answer 2: Jerusalem.
Answer 3: Rome.
Answer 4: Antioch.

Explanation and information: Fairly early after Christ's ascension, Peter traveled to the coast and converted a Roman centurion and several other Gentiles in Caesaria, the Roman capital of Judea. See Acts 9 & 10.

easy Question # 1640: When the brothers of Joseph returned from buying grain in Egypt, what big surprise did they have?
Answer 1: Their money they spent was still in their sacks.
Answer 2: They had twice as much grain as they paid for.
Answer 3: Joseph, their lost brother, had returned and was with their father.
Answer 4: Rachel had had a new son, Benjamin, while they were traveling.

Explanation and information: "As they emptied their sacks, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack. And when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were afraid. " Genesis 42:26-34

medium Question # 1641: Which brother did Joseph keep as a hostage while his other brothers took grain back to Canaan?
Answer 1: Simeon.
Answer 2: Reuben.
Answer 3: Benjamin.
Answer 4: Gad.

Explanation and information: Genesis 42:22-25

hard Question # 1642: Which of the sons of Jacob convinced him to let them return to Egypt, with Benjamin, to buy grain a second time?
Answer 1: Judah.
Answer 2: Simeon.
Answer 3: Reuben.
Answer 4: Dan.

Explanation and information: "And Judah said to Israel his father, “Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live and not die, both we and you and also our little ones. I will be a pledge of his safety." Genesis 43:1-15

medium Question # 1643: After he believed Joseph to be dead, which son did Jacob (Israel) clearly favor above the others?
Answer 1: Benjamin.
Answer 2: Reuben.
Answer 3: Judah.
Answer 4: Levi.

Explanation and information: Jacob favored Benjamin so much that he did not even want him to go to Egypt with his ten brothers to buy grain. Genesis 42-43.

medium Question # 1644: When the brothers of Joseph returned to Egypt, which brother was with them, who had not made the first trip?
Answer 1: Benjamin.
Answer 2: Reuben.
Answer 3: Judah.
Answer 4: Simeon.

Explanation and information: Jacob was unwilling to allow Benjamin, his favorite, to make the hazardous journey, but he was forced to send him on the second trip, because Joseph require it. Genesis 43

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1645: What did Paul say about people who do not keep the Sabbath (or Sunday) as a special day?
Answer 1: It is a matter of individual belief.
Answer 2: It is better to keep the Sabbath (on Saturday) because that is what the Ten Commandments say.
Answer 3: Sunday must be kept holy because it is the day Christ rose.
Answer 4: Either Saturday or Sunday is fine, as long as one day per week is set aside for worship.

Explanation and information: "One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind." Romans 14:1-13 Paul's point was that we should not criticize other people's religious observance.

medium Question # 1646: When all of the brothers finally came to Joseph in Egypt, which brother received the most food?
Answer 1: Benjamin.
Answer 2: Reuben.
Answer 3: Judah.
Answer 4: Simeon.

Explanation and information: "Portions were taken to them from Joseph's table, but Benjamin's portion was five times as much as any of theirs. And they drank and were merry with him." Genesis 43:33-34

hard Question # 1647: When Joseph feasted his brothers in Egypt, why did he sit apart from the Egyptians?
Answer 1: The Egyptians considered it an abomination to eat with an outsider.
Answer 2: The Jews considered it an abomination to eat with a Gentile.
Answer 3: Joseph was a great lord and did not eat with commoners.
Answer 4: It was his house, and the Egyptian custom was for the lord to sit at his own table.

Explanation and information: "They served him by himself, and them by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because the Egyptians could not eat with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians. " Genesis 43:26-34

medium Question # 1648: When returning from visiting Joseph in Egypt, what did Benjamin have in his luggage that cause great consternation?
Answer 1: A silver cup.
Answer 2: Gold coins.
Answer 3: A figurine of the goddess Astarte.
Answer 4: A book.

Explanation and information: Joseph had hidden his silver cup in Benjamin's luggage so that he would be brought back. Genesis 44:1-13

medium Question # 1649: When Joseph found his silver cup hidden in the bag of Benjamin, as they were leaving Egypt, who offered his life to pay for the crime?,
Answer 1: Judah.
Answer 2: Reuben.
Answer 3: Simeon.
Answer 4: Jacob.

Explanation and information: Judah, the oldest brother, offered to stay behind in Egypt as justice for the apparent theft, because he feared Jacob (their father) would die if Benjamin did not return home. Genesis 44:14-23

hard Question # 1650: What did Joseph do, before he revealed his identity to his brothers in Egypt?
Answer 1: Sent all the Egyptians out of the room.
Answer 2: Had his brothers sit down on the floor.
Answer 3: Tore his garment and kneeled before them.
Answer 4: Pulled his sword from his girdle and stuck it into a post.

Explanation and information: "Then Joseph could not control himself before all those who stood by him. He cried, “Make everyone go out from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers." Genesis 45:1

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1651: How many years of famine were to come when Joseph brought his family to Egypt?
Answer 1: Five.
Answer 2: Seven.
Answer 3: Three.
Answer 4: Four.

Explanation and information: "And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest." Genesis 45:5-9

medium Question # 1652: Where was Goshen?
Answer 1: Egypt.
Answer 2: Israel.
Answer 3: Lebanon.
Answer 4: Syria.

Explanation and information: Goshen was the name of the land given to Joseph and his family to live upon, by Pharaoh. "Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry. You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have." Genesis 45:9-11

medium Question # 1653: What does Babel mean in Hebrew?
Answer 1: Confusion.
Answer 2: Pride.
Answer 3: Height.
Answer 4: Holiness.

Explanation and information: The Tower of Babel got its name when all of the men building it started speaking different languages, which caused so much confusion that it could not be finished.

easy Question # 1654: What book of the Bible has the story of the Tower of Babel?
Answer 1: Genesis.
Answer 2: Exodus.
Answer 3: Judges.
Answer 4: Numbers.

Explanation and information: Genesis 11:1-9

medium Question # 1655: What desert did Jacob and his entire family cross, to reunite with Joseph?
Answer 1: Sinai.
Answer 2: Arabian.
Answer 3: Jordanian.
Answer 4: Sahara.

Explanation and information: They crossed from Beersheba (now in Israel) across the Sinai Peninsula, to Egypt. Genesis 46.

hard Question # 1656: What does theophany mean?
Answer 1: God appearing to a human.
Answer 2: The study of God or gods.
Answer 3: The beliefs about God of a certain religion.
Answer 4: Praying to the Holy Spirit.

Explanation and information: "Theo" is Greek for god, and "phany" is a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, meaning “appearance” or “manifestation”. The appearance of Christ to various apostles after his resurrection can be called a Christophany.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz hard Question # 1657: What was the total number of Israelites who emigrated to Egypt with Jacob, as stated in Genesis 46?
Answer 1: 70.
Answer 2: 13.
Answer 3: 144.
Answer 4: Over 1,000.

Explanation and information: "All the persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt were seventy." Genesis 46:26

easy Question # 1658: Who was the person most associated with the Israelites emigrating to live in Egypt?
Answer 1: Joseph.
Answer 2: Moses.
Answer 3: Aaron.
Answer 4: Rick Steves.

Explanation and information: Joseph, who had the "coat of many colors", was the person who convinced the Pharaoh to let his extended family live in Egypt. Moses and Aaron led them out of Egypt many centuries later, after the Egyptians had made them slaves.

medium Question # 1659: Which book contains the story of the Prodigal Son?
Answer 1: Luke.
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Genesis.
Answer 4: Proverbs.

Explanation and information: This was a parable of Jesus, told in Luke 15.

medium Question # 1660: Who said, Am I my brothers keeper?
Answer 1: Cain.
Answer 2: Isaac.
Answer 3: The brother of the Prodigal Son.
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?" Genesis 4:1-12

medium Question # 1661: What was the occupation of Abel?
Answer 1: Keeper of flocks.
Answer 2: Worker of the soil
Answer 3: Weaver of cloth.
Answer 4: Hunter of animals.

Explanation and information: Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. Genesis 4:1-12

medium Question # 1662: Which book of the Bible promises that God will wipe away every tear from our eyes?
Answer 1: Revelation.
Answer 2: 2 John.
Answer 3: John.
Answer 4: Psalms.

Explanation and information: Most people think of Revelation as rather terrifying, but the consolation of the faithful is as important to the book as the fearful wrath of God to the sinful. Revelation 7:15

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1663: Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the hymn, I Sing a Song of the Saints of God?
Answer 1: A carpenter.
Answer 2: A soldier.
Answer 3: A queen.
Answer 4: A priest.

Explanation and information: "And one was a doctor, and one was a queen, and one was a shepherdess on the green; . . . And one was a soldier, and one was a priest, and one was slain by a fierce wild beast;"

medium Question # 1664: Which son of Jacob would found the greatest Hebrew tribe?
Answer 1: Judah.
Answer 2: Benjamin.
Answer 3: Joseph.
Answer 4: Israel.

Explanation and information: Judah, the fourth oldest son, was the patriarch of the great tribe of Judah, the home of Jerusalem and the house of David and Jesus.

hard Question # 1665: How old did Jacob say he was, when he met Pharaoh?
Answer 1: 130 years.
Answer 2: 99 years.
Answer 3: 187 years.
Answer 4: 70 years.

Explanation and information: And Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The days of the years of my sojourning are 130 years. Few and evil have been the days of the years of my life, and they have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their sojourning.” GGenesis 47:6-12

medium Question # 1666: What did Pharaoh put the tribe of Israel in charge of, when they first immigrated to Egypt?
Answer 1: Livestock.
Answer 2: Granaries.
Answer 3: Making bricks.
Answer 4: Building pyramids.

Explanation and information: Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is before you. Settle your father and your brothers in the best of the land. Let them settle in the land of Goshen, and if you know any able men among them, put them in charge of my livestock.” Genesis 47:1-12 When the Hebrews first came to Egypt, they were free and lived as herders of cattle and sheep, occupations the Egyptians considered unclean. It was not until much later than they became workers on the pyramids.

medium Question # 1667: What Biblical figure might have been responsible for the wealth and power of Egyptian Pharaohs, such as Tutankhamen?
Answer 1: Joseph.
Answer 2: Jacob.
Answer 3: Moses.
Answer 4: Isaac.

Explanation and information: Joseph saved Egypt from famine and consolidated land and livestock in the hands of the Pharaoh. Genesis 47:13-22

medium Question # 1668: Under the rule of Joseph, what tax did the Egyptians eventually come to pay?
Answer 1: One fifth of all their crops.
Answer 2: One day per week of labor for the Pharaoh.
Answer 3: Six silver coins in years of good harvest.
Answer 4: One-tenth of their income.

Explanation and information: The tax of one-fifth of the crop was repeated in other societies, such as Hindu parts of India. Genesis 47:23-31

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1669: Who were Ephraim and Manasseh?
Answer 1: Sons of Joseph.
Answer 2: Sons of Jacob.
Answer 3: Sons of Noah.
Answer 4: Brothers of Rachel.

Explanation and information: Ephraim and Manasseh were the sons Joseph had had in Egypt while Jacob and the rest of his family were still in Canaan, but Jacob blessed them as his own. Genesis 48:1-12 If you answered "Sons of Jacob" give yourself half credit, for they are sometimes listed as tribes of Israel.

medium Question # 1670: Which apostle asked Jesus to show him the Father, so that he might believe?
Answer 1: Philip.
Answer 2: Thomas.
Answer 3: Judas Iscariot.
Answer 4: Peter.

Explanation and information: Although Thomas was called "doubting Thomas", in this case it was Philip who needed some instruction in faith. "Philip said to him, 'Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.' Jesus said to him, 'Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.'" John 14:8-9

medium Question # 1671: The principle, ask and you shall receive, come from what source?
Answer 1: All of these.
Answer 2: The Gospel of John
Answer 3: The Gospel of Matthew
Answer 4: The Gospel of Luke.

Explanation and information: All four Gospels contain this statement.

medium Question # 1672: What did Jacob do, as he was dying, that complicated the enumeration of the twelve tribes of Israel?
Answer 1: Adopted the sons of Joseph as his own sons.
Answer 2: Disowned Dan.
Answer 3: Sent Benjamin to live in Mesopotamia.
Answer 4: Disowned Reuben.

Explanation and information: Jacob had twelve sons, but when he took the sons of Joseph as his own, he had fourteen. Lists of the twelve tribes of Israel differ because of this (and other reasons). Genesis 48:6-12

medium Question # 1673: How did Bethlehem first become significant, in religious terms, to the Jews?
Answer 1: Benjamin was born there.
Answer 2: Jospeh was born there.
Answer 3: Jacob built an altar there.
Answer 4: Jesus was born there.

Explanation and information: Bethlehem was a tiny village that *first* became prominent because Benjamin was born there while his family was traveling south. Jesus was actually born there because of this; Joseph was in the House of David (David was also born there) and had to travel there for the census.

medium Question # 1674: Does (Saint) Paul (in Romans 3) teach that Jews are better than other people?
Answer 1: No, because he thinks that all people are sinful.
Answer 2: No, because he thinks that Jews are hypocrites.
Answer 3: Yes, because Jews at least try to follow the will of God.
Answer 4: Yes, because Jews have a covenant with God.

Explanation and information: "What shall we conclude then? Are we any better? Not at all! We have already established that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. As it is written: 'There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.'"

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1675: When Jacob was dying, what did he do that upset Joseph?
Answer 1: He blessed the younger son, Ephraim, with his right hand.
Answer 2: He took the sons of Joseph as his own sons.
Answer 3: He refused to bless the sons of Joseph, because their mother was Egyptian.
Answer 4: He gave his blessing to Judah.

Explanation and information: When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him, and he took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. And Joseph said to his father, “Not this way, my father; since this one is the firstborn, put your right hand on his head.” But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great. Nevertheless, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his offspring shall become a multitude of nations.” Genesis 48:13-22

medium Question # 1676: Which of his sons did Jacob revile for sleeping with his concubine?
Answer 1: Reuben.
Answer 2: Joseph.
Answer 3: Levi.
Answer 4: Dan.

Explanation and information: “Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the firstfruits of my strength, preeminent in dignity and preeminent in power. Unstable as water, you shall not have preeminence, because you went up to your father's bed; then you defiled it — he went up to my couch! Genesis 49:1-13

hard Question # 1677: How did Jacob characterize his sons Simeon and Levi?
Answer 1: Given to violence.
Answer 2: Blessed by God.
Answer 3: Good shepherds.
Answer 4: Strong and faithful.

Explanation and information: "Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords. Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, . . ." Genesis 49:1-13

hard Question # 1678: What is the theme of Psalm 90?
Answer 1: Teach us to number our days.
Answer 2: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Answer 3: A prayer of one afflicted.
Answer 4: The Lord works justice for the oppressed.

Explanation and information: "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom." Psalm 90:12

hard Question # 1679: When giving his blessing to his sons, how did Jacob characterize Dan?
Answer 1: A viper by the path.
Answer 2: A strong donkey.
Answer 3: A doe who has many offspring.
Answer 4: A lion roaring in the desert.

Explanation and information: "Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse's heels so that his rider falls backward. Genesis 49:17

medium Question # 1680: Who was the oldest son of Jacob?
Answer 1: Reuben.
Answer 2: Joseph.
Answer 3: Judah.
Answer 4: Benjamin.

Explanation and information: Reuben was his first son, by Leah, but did not get his blessing because he slept with Jacob's concubine.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1681: Where did Israel declare he wanted to be buried?
Answer 1: In the tomb of Abraham and Sarah.
Answer 2: In Bethlehem.
Answer 3: With his second wife, Rachel.
Answer 4: On a hill outside the walls of Jerusalem.

Explanation and information: Then he commanded them and said to them, “I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite, in the cave that is in the field at Machpelah, to the east of Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field from Ephron the Hittite to possess as a burying place. There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife. Genesis 49:28-33

medium Question # 1682: What were the last (recorded) words of Jacob.
Answer 1: Instructions on his burial.
Answer 2: A blessing on Joseph.
Answer 3: A description of all his sons.
Answer 4: A command that the offspring of his sons should someday return to Canaan.

Explanation and information: Then he commanded them and said to them, “I am to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite . . . . When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people. Genesis 49:28-33

easy Question # 1683: Compete this quote from Jesus: The glory that you have given me I have given them . . .
Answer 1: so that they may be one.
Answer 2: so that they might worship in different ways.
Answer 3: so that they might debate about theology.
Answer 4: so that they might put to death those who disagree with them.

Explanation and information: The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:22-24

medium Question # 1684: What Biblical figure had an enormous funeral procession, that marched 300 miles and included a company of Egyptian cavalry and chariots?
Answer 1: Jacob.
Answer 2: Joshua.
Answer 3: Abraham.
Answer 4: David.

Explanation and information: So Joseph went up to bury his father. With him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his household, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, as well as all the household of Joseph, his brothers, and his father's household. Only their children, their flocks, and their herds were left in the land of Goshen. And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen. It was a very great company. Genesis 50:5-8

hard Question # 1685: What happened at the threshing floor of Atad?
Answer 1: Jacob was mourned.
Answer 2: The three Hebrew children were interrogated.
Answer 3: Solomon first saw Sheba.
Answer 4: Isaiah predicted the coming of a Messiah.

Explanation and information: When they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, they lamented there with a very great and grievous lamentation, and he (Joseph) made a mourning for his father (Jacob) seven days.

easy Question # 1686: What people were famous for embalming, and embalmed Jacob and Joseph?
Answer 1: Egyptians.
Answer 2: Phoenicians.
Answer 3: Babylonians.
Answer 4: Beatles.

Explanation and information: Think of mummies! Or read Genesis 50:1-14.

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1687: Why did Joseph eventually forgive his brothers for selling him into slavery?
Answer 1: It was part of Gods plan.
Answer 2: The Torah required Jews to forgive their brothers.
Answer 3: Christ taught that we must forgive our enemies.
Answer 4: They had immediately repented and had tried to find him and buy him back the next day.

Explanation and information: But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people [a numerous people] should be kept alive, as they are today. Genesis 50:18-20

medium Question # 1688: Which Gospel contains this quote: Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
Answer 1: John
Answer 2: Matthew.
Answer 3: Mark.
Answer 4: Luke.

Explanation and information: John 14:23-24

hard Question # 1689: What was the last generation of his offspring that Joseph lived to see?
Answer 1: His great-granchildren.
Answer 2: His grandchildren.
Answer 3: His great-great-granchildren.
Answer 4: His great-great-great-grandchildren.

Explanation and information: And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation. The children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were born on Joseph's knees. Genesis 50:22-23 Manasseh was his son and Machir thus his grandson, so the infants on his knee were his great-grandchildren. Ephraim's children of the "third generation" are also thought to refer to great-grandchildren.

medium Question # 1690: Why did God lead Joseph to have his family enslaved in Egypt?
Answer 1: So that Judaism could mature into an isolate, cohesive society.
Answer 2: So that the Hebrews would know the wrath of God.
Answer 3: To punish Judah for marrying a heathen woman.
Answer 4: As justice for his brothers selling Joseph into slavery.

Explanation and information: The Hebrews would likely have intermarried with, and been absorbed by, the Canaanites if the sons of Jacob had stayed in Canaan. They were anathema to the Egyptians, however, and thus isolated until the Jewish tribal identity had been firmly established.

easy Question # 1691: Who said: Where you go, I will go, and where you live, I will live?
Answer 1: Ruth.
Answer 2: Mary Magdelene.
Answer 3: Eve.
Answer 4: Carole King.

Explanation and information: But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16 (NIV)

hard Question # 1692: Who was with Paul when an earthquake broke them out of prison?
Answer 1: Silas.
Answer 2: Timothy.
Answer 3: Mark John.
Answer 4: Philomenus.

Explanation and information: About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened. Acts 16:25

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz medium Question # 1693: When an earthquake freed Paul from prison in Philippi, what became of the jailer?
Answer 1: He and his family were baptized.
Answer 2: He ran away.
Answer 3: He was whipped.
Answer 4: He was killed in the rubble.

Explanation and information: The jailer called for lights, and rushing in, he fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They answered, "Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." They spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. At the same hour of the night he took them and washed their wounds; then he and his entire family were baptized without delay. Acts 16:25-34

medium Question # 1694: On the day of Pentecost, what sound did the disciples hear when the Holy Spirit came?
Answer 1: A rush of wind.
Answer 2: Angels singing.
Answer 3: Thunder.
Answer 4: A trembling like an earthquake.

Explanation and information: When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Acts 2:1-2

easy Question # 1695: Which day celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples?
Answer 1: Pentecost.
Answer 2: Annunciation.
Answer 3: Trinity Sunday.
Answer 4: Halloween.

Explanation and information: When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. . . . All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:1-4

easy Question # 1696: The Book of Wisdom . . .
Answer 1: is part of the Protestant Apocrypha.
Answer 2: comes next after Psalms in the Bible.
Answer 3: is considered heretical in the Catholic church.
Answer 4: was probably written by John the Evangelist.

Explanation and information: Wisdom is part of the canonical Bible in the Catholic and Orthodox churches, but is part of the Apocrypha in the standard Protestant Bible.

hard Question # 1697: Who tells us: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world?
Answer 1: James.
Answer 2: Paul.
Answer 3: Peter.
Answer 4: Jesus.

Explanation and information: This is a quote from the Epistle of James: "If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:25-26

hard Question # 1698: In his epistle, how does James characterize anger?
Answer 1: Moral filth.
Answer 2: More harmful to he who is angry, than the object of anger.
Answer 3: Something that must be conquered before one eats the holy supper.
Answer 4: The reaction of a beast.

Explanation and information: "Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you." James 1:19-20

Daily Devotional Bible Quiz easy Question # 1699: Which of the following saints wrote an Epistle that is in the Bible?
Answer 1: James.
Answer 2: Philip.
Answer 3: Steven.
Answer 4: Matthew.

Explanation and information: Matthew wrote a Gospel, but there is no record of any epistle he wrote.

medium Question # 1700: Which book tells us: When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.
Answer 1: Deuteronomy.
Answer 2: Proverbs.
Answer 3: Psalms.
Answer 4: Matthew.

Explanation and information: It is Deuteronomy 8:10. Hopefully you were able to guess this by the content and the way it sounds, for few people would really know the quote!